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The inclusion of women in clinical trials: are we asking the right questions?  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/pdf/clinicalTrialsEN.pdf
Addresses the issues evoked in considering the inclusion of women in clinical trials, highlighting especially where gender, even more than sex, is pertinent. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Short report: life expectancy and dementia in Canada: the Canadian study of health and aging  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/cdic-mcc/18-4/c_e.html
Discusses the differences between men and women in their expectation of life after age 65, admission to institutions, and incidence of dementia. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Gender and health training materials: how does being a woman or a man affect your health?
Provides structures and processes that will enable gender to become an integral part of the work of enhancing health and health care at whatever level of policy or programme practice.
Published: 2001
Report on governmental health research policies promoting gender or sex diferences sensitivity  
http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/25499.html
Presents an overview of initiatives implemented to promote or support research taking into account gender and sex differences. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Origins of phobias and anxiety disorders: why more women than men?
Provides a review of factors that contribute to excessive fear and anxiety. Presents a model for understanding the gender differences in anxiety disorders.
Published: 2003
Gender and the social construction of illness
Examines the interface between the social institutions of gender and Western Medicine.
Published: 2002
Women and HIV  
http://www.healthywomen.org/Documents/NationalWomensHealthReport.June2006.pdf
Examines the challenges women face in protecting themselves from HIV/AIDS, including difficulties in negotiating condom use. Looks at women's HIV/AIDS treatment-seeking behaviours and how the virus affects pregnancy. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Women's health policy guide: fact sheet  
http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/acsw_wom_facts.pdf
Describes ten important ways in which gender has an effect on health and health care. Illustrates these with PEI examples and statistics. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Gender, work and health: an analysis of the 1994 National Population Health Survey
Explores whether there are differences in the health of men and women and the extent to which paid and unpaid work conditions and social, personal and material resources affect the health of women and men.
Published: 1999
Gender and monitoring the response to HIV/AIDS pandemic  
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol10no11/04-0498.htm
Examines statistics on prevalence and incidence that indicate that the pandemic has increasingly affected women during the past decade. (See Details)
Published: 2004